Regional News

Wed 23 Oct 2019

How a community rallied to give a man a second chance

premium_icon How a community rallied to give a man a second chance

Change makers help stranger in regaining his independence

JM Kelly exec called worker a “real arse”

premium_icon JM Kelly exec called worker a “real arse”

A WORKER who complained about unpaid superannuation was called a “real arse” in an email between executives of a Queensland building company.

Mirani MP faces parliament guest ban

premium_icon Mirani MP faces parliament guest ban

Mr Andrew has accepted the ruling and made an apology to the house

Driver’s ‘lucky’ escape before vehicle engulfed by flames

premium_icon Driver’s ‘lucky’ escape before vehicle engulfed by flames

The blaze sparked a small grass fire next to the vehicle north of Mackay that fire crews were able to extinguish.

Moranbah team wins national mines rescue competition

premium_icon Moranbah team wins national mines rescue competition

The winners will now compete in the International Mines Rescue Competition in the US.

State Government responds to explosive coal report

premium_icon State Government responds to explosive coal report

Environment department say damning environmental plans were never even considered.

Mackay-Whitsunday’s $680m boost to state economy

premium_icon Mackay-Whitsunday’s $680m boost to state economy

‘By the end of the September quarter 2019, the local sector here in Mackay-Whitsunday employed about 4400 people.’

Outrage at Queensland’s speeding fine frenzy

premium_icon Outrage at Queensland’s speeding fine frenzy

Almost a quarter of a billion dollars’ worth of speeding fines were dished out on Queensland roads last financial year.

Katter plans next move after Premier’s apology

premium_icon Katter plans next move after Premier’s apology

Katter’s Australian Party is weighing up its options for further legal action after Annastacia Palaszczuk was forced to apologise for contempt in parliament.

SEEING RED: Paradise not immune to child safety risks

premium_icon SEEING RED: Paradise not immune to child safety risks

Security warning for parents as Day for Daniel approaches.

Blocking open reporting a ‘slippery slope to dictatorship’

premium_icon Blocking open reporting a ‘slippery slope to dictatorship’

Mackay and Whitsunday mayors defend press freedom.

Tue 22 Oct 2019

Circus comes to town: Life under the big top

premium_icon Circus comes to town: Life under the big top

These four siblings did not run away from home to join the circus — they were born into it.

Costigan calls for state action on insurance crisis

premium_icon Costigan calls for state action on insurance crisis

MP says small business owners and retirees up and down coast are still battling

Victory in mission to contain poison epidemic

premium_icon Victory in mission to contain poison epidemic

Sarina resident says there is no question a review into this widely available poison would save lives

Whitsunday models chosen for international modelling circuit

premium_icon Whitsunday models chosen for international modelling circuit

Two Whitsunday bombshells will be jetting off to the US next month to compete in one of the world's most renowned modelling competitions.

Glitzy gala smashes fundraising record by thousands

premium_icon Glitzy gala smashes fundraising record by thousands

'We thought it was going to be good, but it was phenomenal.'

Lebanese international to throw on the Brahmans jersey

premium_icon Lebanese international to throw on the Brahmans jersey

The club's newest singing also has ties to Mackay Cutters as the Whitsunday Brahmans steel an early march on their premiership defence

Rare comet spectacle to light up our skies this week

premium_icon Rare comet spectacle to light up our skies this week

A remnant of a past time is flying through the skies again — if you’re lucky then maybe you will see it

Court leaves serial drug driver with 'no second chance'

premium_icon Court leaves serial drug driver with 'no second chance'

Father of two from Airlie Beach edges closer to time behind bars after a string of drug offences draw ire of magistrate.

Man's hunger lands him in trouble with police

premium_icon Man's hunger lands him in trouble with police

He also allegedly kicked at seagulls in the Airlie city centre.

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